What a wonderful town

by Ginger on February 12, 2009

in Day in the Life

Today, I didn’t have to be anywhere for work. No conference, no trade show, nothing. It was glorious–I got to sleep in (ahhhh), I met a friend for lunch, and I had a leisurely afternoon all to myself. My original plan was to spend the afternoon shooting pictures around New York, but I gave that up pretty quickly due to cloudy skies and wind gusts up to 50 mph.

Being back in New York is such a strange, surreal experience for me. I lived here for 3 years, and because it’s such a compact city that requires walking everywhere, it’s more familiar to me than the San Diego area. In some ways, I’m not sure I’ll ever be as familiar with another city as this one–or parts of this one anyway.  

I’m in midtown, which is where I worked, so I’m by a lot of old lunch haunts. I’ve got a list of favorite restaurants to hit up before I leave. I made sure to go by some of my favorite spots today after lunch–buildings I love, parks I miss, favorite neighborhoods, etc. It’s a reminder of all the amazing things I miss about New York.

Yes, I do miss things about New York. I miss the access, the ability to find food at midnight, the energy, the mix of cultures, the variety of life here. I’m reminded of all these amazing things whenever I come back to the city, reminded of those things I loved about living here.

Of course, there are more things I DON’T miss about New York…or rather, things that are still strong enough for me to know I never want to live here again. But it is nice to remember and reminisce about the good and amazing things about this city, the things that I miss.

Jessica February 12, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Aww it’s always nice to go back and visit, but bittersweet to be back. I feel like that when I go back to Wisconsin to visit. There are things I definitely miss/hate

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Kim February 12, 2009 at 8:27 pm

NYC definitely engenders a love/hate relationship. You can be thrilled with the hustle and bustle of it all one minute and pissed off the next.

The restaurants are one of the best things about NYC, for sure.

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Ally February 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm

That is kind of how I feel about “back East” in general. There are definitely certain things I miss, but then I think about the humidity, the cold, and other various things and I’m not sure I really want to be back there. But it’ll always be home, in a sense, because it’s where I grew up.

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Emily February 15, 2009 at 6:54 am

I would like to visit New York City some day. I don’t, however, think I’d like to live there.

Jamie February 20, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I’ve never been to New York. I’m going for the day Tuesday and I’m super excited.

Cee February 22, 2009 at 6:36 pm

That’s so cool you used to live in NY. I don’t think I’d ever be able to live in a city like that, but it’s cool to hear of people who do/did

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